Exhibitors

Our current exhibitors for the 2021 festival are listed below. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter, to receive regular updates on new exhibitors.

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Wente Vineyards is California’s longest, continuously family-owned winery - founded in 1883. In 1912, 2nd generation Ernest Wente persuaded his father and founder C.H. Wente to import Chardonnay cuttings from Montpellier France to the Livermore Valley. Today, over 80% of all California Chardonnay stems from the Wente Clone. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, Wente draw from their estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterrey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines.

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Bat and Bottle are specialist importers of Italian wine. We were proud winners of the first ever best "UK Online Specialist Wine Buyer" at the London Wine Fair's inaugural Wine Buyer Awards May2020. A treasure chest for those who delight in the unusual, we seek out wines made by individuals who cherish history, tradition and the unique character of their terroir. We try to be serious when buying, but never too serious when selling. We hope you enjoy our wine selection and maybe even become a member of our very special Wine Club that enables the continued presence of authentic, individual, beautiful wines to be available in the UK. We truly look forward to meeting you in person in the Oxford Union Debating Chamber this September.

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Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, dating back to 1692. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and a sense of wellbeing. Our wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where its grapes are grown. We have 88 hectares under vine and produce 13 different grape varieties with our highest vines – pinot noir and chardonnay – lying against Simonsberg at some 600 metres above sea level.

Our wines are best exemplified by the Babylonstoren logo, which consists of the pipe (representing the farmer), the flower (representing the garden) and the bird (representing nature). It is a combination of the very essence of Babylonstoren – keeping things simple and as true to the earth as possible. "It is this that we strive to achieve in our wine," says Charl Coetzee. "Truth to the area we are situated in on the slopes of Simonsberg, and simplicity by making elegant and balanced wines as natural as possible."

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The Wiston Estate has been owned and managed by the Goring family since 1743. Its 6,000 acres straddle the chalky slopes of the South Downs and the flat clay soils of the Weald. Since arriving in Sussex from South Africa in 1972, Pip Goring's dream was to plant vines at her new home, Wiston Estate. The first vines of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier were planted in 2006. Her great passion is the backbone behind Wiston's award-winning English Sparkling Wines.

Winemaker Dermot Sugrue works together with the team and his unwavering commitment to purity and expressing terroir has led wine legend, Steven Spurrier, to describe him as “the best winemaker in England.” Wiston Estate Winery has won “Winery of the Year” at the WineGB Awards in 2018 and 2020.

Further information and access to our mailing list for the most current updates can be found at www.wistonestate.co.uk

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Southern Wine Roads lists an extensive range of premium quality Greek wines by distinguished and talented producers. Focusing on the vast heritage of native grape varieties, minimum intervention vine growing and natural winemaking we aim to bring you a comprehensive picture of Greek Wine today.

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Marimar Estate is the California winery of Marimar Torres, member of the fourth generation of Familia Torres. She began planting her vineyards in 1986 and built a winery in the style of a Catalan Masia or farmhouse in 1992. She currently cultivates two vineyards totalling 32 hectares near the Pacific Ocean in the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley appellations. The winery is certified as sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, which not only considers Marimar Torres sustainable practices, but the entire ecosystem created on the property, combining economic efficiency, social equity, and a healthy environment. Eight Marimar Estate wines are sold in UK: the Pinot Noirs La Masia, Mas Cavalls, and Cristina; the rosé Rosaleda and the sparkling Blanc de Noirs; the Chardonnays Acero and La Masia; and Albariño, Marimar's first wine made from Spanish varieties grown on American soil.

From purchasing his first vineyard in Barolo valley in 1965, Renato Ratti was dedicated to respectful, yet innovative winemaking. Since then, he helped to define what Barolo has become today – one of the world’s greatest wine regions

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No2 Pound Street is a Buckinghamshire based retailer of cheese and wine, we are thrilled to be part of the line-up at Oxford Wine Festival and will be bringing a superb selection of artisan British cheese.  Voted Best Deli/Retailer by British Cheese Awards we pride ourselves in hand-picking our range of award winning British cheeses.  Pop along to our stand to create the perfect cheeseboard to enjoy with your wines.

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Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family-owned, producing internationally recognised wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards.

 

Hawke’s Bay is a very special place for making wine. Its range of slopes, plains and climatic differences, coupled with low humidity and ample ultra-violet light, give winemakers a comprehensive toolkit to showcase their skills. Soils are young and derived from the gravels, silt and sands left behind as the three main rivers of Hawke’s Bay changed course over thousands of years. Every step in the production of their wines is undertaken by the winery itself, from grape growing and pruning through to winemaking and bottling.  Over the last forty years Te Mata Estate has established an internationally-recognised array of red and white wines including Coleraine, Awatea, Bullnose Syrah, Elston Chardonnay, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc and Zara Viognier.

 

Today, Te Mata Estate is recognized as one of New Zealand’s most prestigious wine producers, making nearly 40,000 cases a year of premium wine and exporting to over 42 countries.

The Seifried story began in 1973 when Austrian born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealand wife Agnes had a dream of making wines in New Zealand’s sunshine capital - Nelson. From very small and modest beginnings when Hermann and Agnes grafted the vines late into the night, to today when all three Seifried children have returned home to play their part in growing the family business. Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing and producing the very best Nelson has to offer.

 

Nelson is located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It is one of the country's top holiday destinations with three national parks, fabulous golden sand beaches, alpine lakes, and surrounded on three sides by mountains; its beauty is hard to beat. Combine this with over 2,400 hours of sunshine every year, the diverse coastlines and native bush, the colourful array of creative characters in the region, and this adds up to a beautiful place to call home.

 

The wine industry in Nelson is tiny by international standards, however Nelson’s success is often envied. Winemaker’s efforts with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have shown that the region is capable of producing some of the finest wines in the world, gaining international recognition.

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Novel Wines is an award-winning wine retailer specialising in truly unique wines. The portfolio of over 300 wines and spirits is sourced by buyers Ben Franks and Gyorgy Zsiga featuring wine from central and eastern Europe, the Med, Asia, South America, South Africa, England & Wales, Canada and beyond. The collection comprises of a range of undiscovered grape varieties, with wines sourced from family wineries and community co-operatives. Novel Wines was founded in 2016 to make the market a more exciting place to shop, discover and fall in love with great wine. To date they have served over 1,500 customers across the UK.

Discover more: www.novelwines.co.uk 

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Catalan wine; it’s incredible and certainly not normal…. we don’t do normal, or OK, or middle of the road. Nor do we look for the cheapest or most expensive. What we look for is the extraordinary, the unique, the bold and the intrepid. L’altreVi is just that, it’s the “other” wine. A specialist in Catalan wines, we import from small wine makers who live to create the incredible. Every wine has been chosen by us from wine makers we call our friends and as such we would like to invite you to sample their brilliant creations. L’altreVi only import what we consider to be the very best organic, biodynamic and natural wines.

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Charlie and Steph of San Martino want to bring you a taste of Emilia-Romagna! With family and friends in the Bologna region, they have got to know the owners of small vineyards producing high quality wines typical of the 9 wine regions across Emilia Romagna. From stunning spumante to a range of frizzante and still red and whites, San Martino want to introduce something new and exciting to your table, something for you to fall in love with and something for you to share with your friends and family. Come and join us at our table at this year’s Oxford Wine Festival – we’re really looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about the region and the wine.

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gvino UK is a specialist importer of Georgian wine to the UK. We are proud to import exclusively selected and award-winning wine from famous vineyards across Georgia. Georgian culture and wine is currently going through a renaissance as Europe discovers more about this beautiful and historic region. Our wines are carefully selected and all our vineyards have been personally inspected to ensure not only the highest quality process, but also to support the development of the vineyards and the local economy. gvino UK was founded in 2017 by Anzor the Georgian, and Danilo the Italian, who became friends while studying at Warwick Business School.

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Grape Minds is North Oxford's Independent Wine Specialist. Established in 2018 Graeme and Michael are two local Oxfordshire lads who have sold wine in Oxford for a number of years, always wanting to set up independently. With wines ranging from £7 to £700 available in store, there is no speciality as such, however every bottle has been selected by the both of them, against a backdrop of tens of thousands. Grape Minds already imports over 40 wines themselves, a list which is ever expanding and give wines that represent incredible value for money.

Proud to offer a wine for every occasion and every budget, they love their range and enjoy nothing more than sharing their passion for wine and Grape Minds at tasting events they host.

We are delighted to be back at the Oxford Wine Festival, for our fifth consecutive year! Since 2010 specialising exclusively in high quality Brazilian wines – the only such UK company to do so – Go Brazil will again be showing a full range of red, wine, rosé and sparkling. Look out for our new labels and vintages, including Don Guerino’s ‘El Gaucho’ Tannat, ‘Vintage’ Torrontés and their flagship Gran Reserva Traços, an impressive five red grape blend.

 

All wines are available to try and buy, with discounts offered on case quantities. We look forward to welcoming old and new customers alike to our Go Brazil stand in the Emerging Regions room.

 

www.gobrazilwines.com

 

Insta: gobrazilwines

Twitter: GoBrazilWines

Facebook: Go-Brazil-Wines-Spirits

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Black Chalk is a wine proud of its English heritage, with roots firmly planted in the chalklands of southern England. We use the traditional method to create Black Chalk, using the tried and tested grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

 

Award winning winemaker Jacob Leadley launched Black Chalk in 2018 with the help of his family members who are all part of the business. Since the launch, the award winning Black Chalk Wines have had a fantastic reception from the media and well respected industry professionals. Black Chalk have created a sparkling wine that showcases everything that Hampshire has to offer. The wines are fruit forward and complex. Jacob is a huge fan of Pinot Meunier, as he believes it grows particularly well in Hampshire and provides the Black Chalk with an abundance of red fruit, weight and depth. Finally, the branding is modern and fresh with the aim of promoting English Sparkling Wine to all generations. We hope you enjoy our wines, and we are looking forward to meeting everyone at the festival!

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The Symingtons of Scottish, English and Portuguese descent have been Port producers in northern Portugal since 1882. For 5 generations they have combined their passion for producing fine wines and Ports with a deep commitment to the region’s land and people. Today, ten Symingtons work across their four Port houses: Graham’s, Cockburn’s, Dow’s and Warre’s, as well as their Douro wine brands – Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta do Ataíde, Altano and Prats & Symington (producers of Chryseia and Post Scriptum). In 2017 they launched a new venture, Quinta da Fonte Souto, in the Alto Alentejo.

The Symington family are the leading vineyard owners in the Douro valley, with 26 Quintas covering 2,462 hectares and 1,114 ha of vineyard. All their vineyards are sustainably managed under a minimum intervention certification and 130 ha are organically farmed, the largest area of organic vineyard in northern Portugal. The family have invested significantly in viticulture R&D to adapt to climate change and have an ambitious sustainability plan, with a series of goals under the banner of Mission 2025. In 2019 the company became a certified B Corporation – the first wine company in Portugal to take this step – joining a global community of businesses audited for the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility, committed to using business as a force for good.

Hard to Find Wines have been established for over 10 years, offering quality wines from boutique wineries from around the world. All the vineyards they represent in the UK and abroad are hand picked for exclusivity, and generally cannot be found in any other retail outlets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A moonlit planting six generations ago has made Yalumba Australia’s oldest family owned winery. Fiercely independent, extremely progressive and committed to looking after the land and its people, they acknowledge that the reputation of their wine is only as good as the next bottle a customer drinks. So they put the same attention to detail into every bottle of wine they make, regardless of variety, quantity or price.

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Established in the Chianti Classico region at Castello di Brolio in 1141, Barone Ricasoli is the oldest wine estate in Italy. Over 850 years of Tuscan excellence and the originator of the Chianti recipe.

Oatley is a small vineyard in the Somerset Countryside that has been growing single vineyard wines of serious quality since 1985. We have old vines, red soil, and dry white wines that have been winning international awards for over 20 years.

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Discover wines the French usually keep for themselves.

 

The best wines are made by small growers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Our mission is to seek out winemakers who make small quantities of great wine and bring them to this country.  Barrel-fermented whites, oak aged reds, old bush vines…All made with great respect for the environment. Come and taste today, then order a delivery to enjoy at home. See our range on www.joiedevin.co.uk

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Cantine Pellegrino is one of Sicily’s most important and prosperous wineries. Today they are one of very few families who can trace their lineage back to the original 19th Century founders of the Marsala trade.

Our small estate of Podere Sant’Alberto is located 10 miles north of Siena, Tuscany, set in the foothills below Castellina in Chianti. The estate covers 12 hectares of vines, olive groves and mixed woodlands on a sloping terrain of clay with limestone deposits, at an elevation of 250 metres.

Italy is one of the leaders for organic vine growing since its climate makes such growing schemes relatively easy in most vintages. Our aim is to make both a natural wine and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, taking fruit that is grown organically, then in the cellar adding nothing, while also not taking anything away.

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Ruta40 specialises in finding and delivering the very best Argentinian wine to our UK customers. We import from small boutique wineries that you won’t find in the big stores and supermarkets; we've been doing this for over 10 years now and have established a portfolio of high quality, award winning wines. 

Just off the A40, five miles west of Oxford lies Eynsham Cellars, Eynsham’s Indie Wine Shop. Owned and operated by enthusiastic 'wine dudes' Oli and Iain, their store welcomes everyone, even if they know nothing about wine. Navigate your way around 400 different wines, 60 bottled ales (mainly local brews), a wonderful selection of lagers and a dazzling spirit selection (the gins are growing at an alarming rate!). With a little guidance you will find everything from reliable midweek quaffers to fine Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. When either of them aren't behind the counter there is a good chance they are out there searching for the next mind-blowing Argentinian Malbec, Otago Pinot Noir or Picpoul de Pinet. There is of course a focus on good old fashioned customer service and the two men love nothing more than finding you that perfect wine to accompany a meal, or enjoy with friends.

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The name of the Tedeschi family is deeply rooted in the history of Veneto region since 1630. Four centuries of winemaking history and tradition.

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Solaris Wines is a young wine company, looking to bring ‘different’ wines into the UK. Working with small producers we seek authenticity, points of difference and a clear quality/value relationship in the wines we select. To date this has taken us to producers in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Romania. We continue to look for new partners and expect our portfolio to develop further as we find new opportunities to launch on our clients. Indeed this quest has taken us into the world of GIN as we have recently commenced working with the BROKEN BONES distillery in Slovenia. We intend to continue to provide ‘different’ and our portfolio will provide more opportunities for our clients to explore and enjoy new products. At this year's OXFORD WINE FESTIVAL we will be showing a range of wines from the Tilia Estate, Slovenia: Prince Stirbey, Romania: Bodegas Nabal, Ribera del Duero and Weingut Dr Crusius, Nahe, Germany.

We are a locally family run independent wine merchant, in business for nearly 45 years and with continuous wine trade experience of over 50 years.  We also trade under the name of Peter Osborne Fine Wines.

We specialise in offering quality wines that will suit your palate and your pocket from many European and ‘New World’ countries. Interesting wines that you are unlikely to see in the supermarkets. Enquire about our excellent selections from France, Italy, Portugal, Austria and Germany.  From the ‘New World’ we have exceptional selections from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina and mostly all exclusively shipped by ourselves!

 

Website:- www.watlingtonfinewines.co.uk

Twitter:- @POsborneWines

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ALLY Wines is an online wine platform providing access to some of the most thoughtful winemakers in the United States.  We select and choose partners who seek quality over acclaim. Winemakers who use their freedom from appellation and varietal influence to create wines based purely on instinct, quality and beauty. Focusing on California, Oregon, Washington and New York, ALLY Wines shares superior wines that are emerging from these regions. Wines representative not of stereotypes or a preconceived American style, but unique to their area in the United States, and the world.  ALLY was created to showcase some of the world's most innovative wines.  All partners and wines we work with are from the United States and while the names may be lesser known on a global stage, they are heralded for their unique styles and expressive varietal from distinctive places.

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Exton Park Vineyard is an award-winning English Sparkling Wine producer located in Hampshire’s South Downs National Park, just outside Winchester. The 60 acre single-vineyard is planted on pure chalk soils, producing vibrant and mineral wines with a distinctive style and complexity. Our wines have been awarded multiple gold medals and are listed in some of the finest restaurants around the UK. As a true single-estate producer, with complete control over the entire production process, our focus is on quality, provenance, and terroir expression.

For more information visit: www.extonparkvineyard.com.

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White Castle Vineyard was established in 2008 by husband and wife team Robb and Nicola Merchant. The vineyard was established following the purchase of a field adjacent to the family’s small holding, which was itself purchased in 1993. It was then Nicola started to dream about planting  a vineyard. The first vines were planted in 2009 with further plantings in 2010 & 2019 taking the area to 2.25 ha now 7,000 vines.   Training in viticulture was gained at Plumpton College East Sussex.  The first harvest was in 2011 when White Castle gained Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) from Wine Standards, allowing its produce to be labelled Welsh Quality Wine. 

 

The varieties now planted include Pinot Noir, Cabernet France, Regent, Rondo, Seyval Blanc, Phoenix, and Siegerrebe. This allows White Castle to produce a mix of red, white, rose, sparkling wines and their renowned “1581” Fortified Wines; with 60% of sales through their Cellar Door.  The grapes are handpicked and pressed on the same day at the Three Choirs winery in Newent. White Castle restored its Grade II* listed Croft Barn in 2015, which dates from the 16th Century.  This is now used for events at the vineyard.  As well as sales of wine from the vineyard shop,  tours and wine tastings with food are offered, The aim is to give the customer a full experience.

 

Website: www.whitecastlevineyard.com